Definition of buttercup :
A plant of the genus Ranunculus, or crowfoot, particularly R. bulbosus, with bright yellow flowers; - called also butterflower, golden cup, and kingcup. It is the cuckoobud of Shakespeare.
flower (part of speech: noun)
gardenia, daffodil, flower, gladiolus, amaryllis, heather, aster, flax, morning-glory, snowberry, water lily, snowball, phlox, Queen Anne's lace, marigold, cornflower, sweet william, rhododendron, mayflower, hibiscus, yucca, oleander, columbine, carnation, hydrangea, clematis, rose, azalea, spirea, black-eyed susan, wallflower, hollyhock, bluebell, fleur-de-lis, periwinkle, crocus, lupine, ranunculus, daisy, anemone, foxglove, verbena, cowslip, orchid, indigo, lady's slipper, camellia, jonquil, wisteria, trillium, mimosa, strawflower, iris, pansy, baby's breath, dahlia, tulip, dandelion, acacia, primrose, rosemary, duckweed, hawthorn, smilax, lilac, goldenrod, narcissus, edelweiss, peony, lotus, lily, chrysanthemum, lavender, dogwood, laurel, geranium, forget-me-not, snapdragon, sweet pea, begonia, African violet, foxtail, fuchsia, zinnia, viburnum, hyacinth, poppy, bloodroot, hepatica, sunflower, magnolia, larkspur, poinsettia, honeysuckle, violet, jasmine, petunia
- When the greedy man reached the meadow he could see no gold money, but in its place were bright, yellow flowers- buttercup gold for the children. - "Buttercup Gold and Other Stories", Ellen Robena Field.
- If he's right, then I'm a buttercup- but that's neither here nor there. - "The Metal Monster", A. Merritt.
- The first player lays out one from his pile, say a buttercup. - "Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium", Jessie H. Bancroft.